These carefully designed courses, particularly aimed at budding ecologists, are suitable for beginners and are taught by practicing ecologists. Our courses offer a mixture of classroom and practical field work to  help reinforce new knowledge and skills.

Dormouse Ecology and Surveying (Exeter): 21st June 2019

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£120
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This introductory course will greatly enhance your understanding of dormouse ecology and conservation and will provide you with a useful first step towards gaining your dormouse handling licence. Once you have completed the course, your trainer will be able to sign the appropriate sections of your dormouse training log.

During the course you will cover:

  • Dormouse ecology & conservation
  • Survey techniques
  • Best practice in handling dormice
  • Carrying out a dormouse nest box check

Please note that the course is partly field based and you will be required to walk up to 3km and on uneven ground, so please ensure that you are capable of this before booking.

"I enjoyed it very much, Sue is a very good teacher and extremely knowledgeable."

"Value for money, very enjoyable, went home feeling I had learned more than enough to take forward further work."

"Fantastic opportunity to gain more theory and practical knowledge about one of the UK's most adorable species!"


Location:

The course will be based at Farringdon Village Hall, Upham Lane, Farringdon, Devon, EX5 2HY The hall is about 10 minutes from the M5 motorway so is easy to reach by car. There are also fairly frequent buses from the centre of Exeter, so arriving by public transport is a feasible option

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed

lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be

provided in a 'what to bring' list when you book.

Timings:

The course will commence at 10 am and finish at around 4-4.30 pm.

Questions?

Email ecologytraininguk@gmail.com or call Sue on 07818073660.

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General Course Information

The following general information is applicable to most of our Introductory Courses, however some courses have specific information so please read your course description carefully. If you have further questions, please visit our FAQs section.

Pricing: 

Are you a full-time student, full-time volunteer or are you unemployed? Please enter the code ETUK20 at checkout to get 20% off the price for our one or two day introductory courses. This code IS NOT VALID for advanced courses. Please note you will be asked to provide evidence of your student / volunteer / unemployed status on the day you attend the course.

Our one-day introductory courses cost £120 per person

Our two-day introductory courses cost £220 per person

We are happy to raise an invoice for you, however this service will incur a £10 charge. Please click here to complete an easy online booking form, and our finance manager shall be in touch with you shortly.

What to bring: 

You will need to bring a packed lunch for each course day, bring a drink bottle for the field visit. Drinks are available during the classroom sessions. Please also check your specific course details as you may be required to bring additional equipment.

Timings: 

Our introductory courses usually commence at 10am and finish at around 4-4.30pm, however please check your specific course details as differences in timings are stated in the course description. For example two-day courses tend to finish later on the first day.

Location:

Our courses are held at various locations including Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Hampshire and Surrey. Please check your course details as locations are stated in the course description.

In case you need to stay overnight nearby the course location, we will provide you with a list of local accommodation once you have gone through checkout.

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This is what some of our students have said about our introductory level courses:

“I’m positive that this experience has helped me gain employment in the ecology sector.”

“Sue has a great knack to empower the field botanist in you.”

“I very much enjoyed the course and was surprised by how much we were able to fit in. I would definitely come on another course! Thanks very much!”

I would whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone looking to brush up on their field skills.”